RECAP: MIDWEEK SWEDISH ACTION
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BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Friday, May 18, 2012
Brian Edwards Degerfors' side exploded with a big win over Varnamo while Ryan Miller and Matt Pyzdrowski played to an uneventful draw.

Degerfors IF 6 - 1 IFK Varnamo

Degerfors erupted on Saturday with a huge win over Varnamo.

The win brings life to a side that had previously only managed seven goals combined in their first six games. Brian Edwards started in net for Degerfors as he has all season.

Despite the landslide victory, Varnamo walked into the dressing room at halftime with a 1-0 lead. Tobias Englund opened the scoring for Varnamo in the ninth minute.

Varnamos fortunes turned around in the 17th minute however as Martin Claesson was sent off with a straight red card.

Alexander Andersson equalized for Degerfors in the 55th minute. Christopher Brandeborn gave Degerfors the lead in the 74th minute with a magnificent strike which was follwed shortly by Amadaiya Rennie in the 76th minute to make score 3-1 Degerfors. Kwame Karikari scored in the 84th, Jesper Karlsson in the 89th and Jonas Olsson in the 94th to complete the rout for Degerfors.

Degerfors travel to Assyriska next while Varnamo host Ljungskile.

Ljungskile SK 2 - 2 Varberg BoIS

Steffen Vroom and Patrick Hopkins both started and played 90 minutes in Ljungskiles draw with Varberg.

David Bennhage opened the scoring for Ljungskile, heading in off of a corner in the second minute. Patrik Larsson was quick to answer for Varberg, placing a beautiful chip over the head of the goaltender to make it 1-1 in the 13th minute.

Kenny Pavey took the lead back for Ljungskile in the 22nd minute with an easy attempt from close range. Larsson was not to be denied on the afternoon though, as he completed two goals to tie the game in the 93rd minute. Ljungskile failed to clear a corner which Larsson was able to put home to tie the game.

Ljungskile travel to face Varnamo next while Varberg host Trelleborg.

Halmstad BK 0 - 0 Angelholm FF

Ryan Miller started at Right Back for Halmstad while Matt Pyzdrowski started in net for Angelholm.

Angelholm put numerous chances on net in the first half, but Halmstad goalkeeper Kalle Johnsson was up to the task and ultimately walked away with man of the match honors.

Pyzdrowski didn't face much opposition in the Angelholm net in what was a quiet match as far as real chances are concerned.

Halmstad travel to face Umea this week while Angelholm host Falkenberg.

Notes:

Brian Span made Djurgardens bench for the second straight match.
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